The purpose of this NOFO is to support a mechanism to obtain timely input from nationally representative samples of (a) healthcare providers and (b) the public on critical immunization issues of importance.
The objectives of this research are (1) for each year of the project, to conduct multiple
surveys of providers and the public to collect immunization-related data using scientifically sound methods with adequate response rates that produce generalizable results, and (2) to disseminate those results broadly to assist in (a) informing recommendations for new vaccines, (b) developing strategies to improve immunization coverage, and (c) instituting contingency plans to address urgent problems (e.g., vaccine supply shortages).
Surveyed providers should include pediatricians, family physicians, obstetrician/gynecologists, general internists, or some combination of these physician specialties.
Surveyed members of the public should be ≥18 years old and should include subpopulations of special interest for consideration of immunization-related issues such as pregnant women, parents of children aged 0 to 5 years, and persons with chronic medical conditions.